Anti-vaccine movement may have global repercussions

Status of Eradication of Polio Worldwide

(This article was written by John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International and published online by the Union-Tribune in San Diego. It is related to PolioPlus and the effort to eradicate polio))

Supporters of the anti-vaccine movement question the safety, efficacy and necessity of the very medicines that have so greatly reduced our children’s risk of catching a host of once-common but potentially very serious infectious diseases, such as mumps, measles and whooping cough. | UTSanDiego.com#article-copy

Supporters of the anti-vaccine movement question the safety, efficacy and necessity of the very medicines that have so greatly reduced our children’s risk of catching a host of once-common but potentially very serious infectious diseases, such as mumps, measles and whooping cough.

And then there’s polio, the disabling, sometimes fatal virus that was every American parent’s worst nightmare until effective vaccines were developed in the 1950s — and which still infects children in the…

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